Oculus Rift Nature Documentary in the Works from Sir David Attenborough

By Alex Riviello , Updated Apr 14, 2014 03:59 PM EDT
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People have long said that there's more to Oculus Rift's amazing virtual reality technology than just making games. It's why Facebook picked up the company for two billion dollars, after all- they saw more potential in it, more avenues to explore.

It seems that one of them may be to transport us into a documentary film.

Sir David Attenborough's latest production, a film codenamed Conquest of the Skies, will be using the technology to offer unparalleled immersion. "We're now filming for the Oculus Rift," Atlantic Productions director John Morris told Real Screen, "so when we filmed our recent flight in Borneo, we filmed with an eight-camera rig, so you got the full 360° experience."

"In terms of the creative challenge, we look at this as being comparable to the beginning of the film industry," he said.

Wow. Big words indeed, but it does seem that this technology certainly has the potential to shake up numerous industries. Morris said he sees the VR tech as being "a new platform you can monetize," adding: "I think we'll see millions of these things [Rift headsets] being sold."

More on this exciting prospect as we hear it but already it's obvious that the Oculus Rift has the potential to be bigger than anyone considered. Also don't forget that while the consumer version has yet to be announced (with details likely hitting in a few months at E3) the Oculus Rift Developer's Kit Version 2 is now available for $350.


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